The B-25C-10-NA SN 42-32354 was delivered to the military on January 14, 1943. She was transferred to the modification center in Kansas City for modifications and served the AAF in training and administrative roles throughout the war years. In January 1943 she was assigned to the 66th Observation Group at Morris Field, North Carolina. While attached to this unit she was used in training artillery spotters and also flew anti-submarine patrols off the Atlantic Coast. In October 1943 she was assigned to the local base unit at Esler Field, Louisiana for crew training and then later to Marshal Field, Kansas where she was reclassified a TB-25C on December 7, 1944. She was used for proficiency and crew training as well as administrative duties from August 1944 until the end of the war. She was retired shortly after the war to storage at Santa Maria, California on September 23, 1945.The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:
|01/15/1943||Kansas City, MO||Modifications|
|02/22/1943||Morris Field, NC||66 Observation Group|
|03/24/1943||Vichy, MO||66 Observation Group|
|05/02/1943||Godman Field, KY||66 Observation Group|
|10/15/1943||Esler Field, LA||313 Base Unit|
|08/01/1944||Marshal, KS||356 Base Unit|
|09/23/1945||Santa Maria, CA||RFC, Surplus|
There are no records for her for the next several years. She was used as a movie studio prop appearing in season 2, episode 37 of the television series "The Twilight Zone". The episode was called "King Nine will not return". That show aired on September 30, 1960. After the Twilight Zone episode, was also used for several other minor film projects but eventually ended up hidden in studio storage for many years. The studio sold her to Jack Hardwick of El Monte, California sometime in the early 1960s. She was stored dismantled there until she was purchased by Carl Scholl in 1988. Currently, she is stored at Ocotillo Wells, California awaiting restoration.
- Model: B-25C-10-NA
- Serial Number: 42-32354
- NAA Mfg. Number: 94-12762
- FAA Registration: Never registered
- Mfg. Plant: Inglewood, California
- Completion Date: January 1943
- Delivery Date: January 14, 1943
- Status: Stored Dismantled
- Owner: Carl Scholl
- Location: Ocotillo Wells, California
- Notable info:One of just a few remaining B-25C-NA airframes remaining. Appeared in season 2, episode 37 of the television series "The Twilight Zone" called "King Nine will not return".
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